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's hope for retired fbi agent robert levinson, who disappeared in iran 5 1/2 years ago. former fbi insider john miller talks to his family and we'll hear what iran's president is now saying on "cbs this morning." >>> this portion of "cbs this morning" sponsored by walmart. save money, live better. [ male announcer ] in blind taste tests, even ragu users chose prego. prego?! but i've bought ragu for years. [ thinking ] wonder what other questionable choices i've made? i choose date number 2! whooo! [ sigh of relief ] [ male announcer ] choose taste. choose prego. with less chronic osteoarthritis pain. imagine living your life with less chronic low back pain. imagine you, with less pain. cymbalta can help. cymbalta is fda-approved to manage chronic musculoskeletal pain. one non-narcotic pill a day, every day, can help reduce this pain. tell your doctor right away if your mood worsens, you have unusual changes in mood or behavior or thoughts of suicide. antidepressants can increase these in children, teens, and young adults. cymbalta is not approved for children under 18. people taking maois
absolutely does not have the evidence to assert that link right now. remember, the fbi has to make the determination. they're still not in benghazi. the state department will say, though, that al qaeda called aqim very active in the region and they're up in arms coming from mali into libya and this is one of the countries where you have a new government that isn't fully in control of the area. >> they don't have the evidence and waiting for the fbi to investigate and do they have anything that suggests there might be a link? >> they don't say that they have evidence either way. what they do know and will talk about is that one of the extremist groups in the area who is believed to be behind this, but they still do not have the evidence to assert that at this point may have some relationship with al qaeda. they just can't say either way. the fbi has to go and do this investigation and they have the accountability review board that hasn't begun its investigation yet and we might get the results going into congress until the spring. >> good to see you. >>> with us, arizona senator joh
's going on? why can't the fbi get in there and do what they were sent there to do? >> the security situation on the ground there is so brittle that the libyan government is very reluctant to have a team of a couple of dozen fbi people go into benghazi when the only people they could get to protect them are the militias. right now they don't trust any of the militias. the key militia that's in charge of protecting the hospital where the wounded were taken from this attack is suspected to be behind the attack. that crime scene's long ago compromised, trampled through, looted. it may or may not yield anything terribly important. if it does, it will yield it later. it's a difficult situation. >> is there any more information on this question of how much this may have been a pre-planned attack? >> there is, and i think you've kind of put your thumb on the pulse of the problem there because in these groups we look for -- we want a wearing diagram. we want an organized picture. it was al qaeda who ordered it. it was this group that assisted. the problem is the lines are blurred between th
, former fbi deputy director joins us now. what do you make of this? >> i think what kurt has stumbled into here say bit of a well-worn path. we knew some of that. what he has added is the granularity of the actual memos and some of the actual words that were there in some of the white house and national security team. richard clark, who was the national security adviser for terrorism, in his book "against all enemies" he said all the light lights were blinking red and we were pushing this in front of condi rice every day and it was hard to get any priority on this. in george tenet's book, he talks about the briefings they were given. some of this we knew. >> some of it we didn't know. >> and in terms of the level of detail we didn't know. >> failure of imagination, failure to connect the dots as we know from the 9/11 commission report. secretary panetta yesterday in asking him, in his 11 years after 9/11, is al qaeda still our biggest threat? with bin laden dead, cut off the head of the snake, but with ayman al zawihiri out there. >> al qaeda central command is all but dead. you have
of the air force, the head of their cia, the head of their fbi, and the former heads of those agencies all are outspoken publicly against that policy. they think the best policy is to work with the united states to coordinate our efforts in a way that achieves the maximum best result at the least cost. >> mm-hmm. senator mitchell, it's always a pleasure having you here. thank you so much. >> thank you. >>> let's bring in cbs news political director john dickerson who's following the political fallout from the middle east protests. good morning, john. >> good morning, norah. >> we've seen how foreign policy on the front page, which has shifted this debate a little bit, how much does that affect these two campaigns? >> it depends how long it goes on. for the president if this is a protracted problem with images on the television screens all day long, it's a problem for him. one in that he can sort of stumble into unforced errors. two, that it could connect to a larger feeling that the romney folks have been trying to brew up for a while now, which is just there's a sense of disappointment wi
about the search for retired fbi agent robert levinson. he vanished in iran more than five years ago. when we interviewed iran's president he seemed to admit that they're holding levinson and there are on going negotiations for a prisoner swap. on tuesday levinson's wife christine spoke with senior correspondent john miller. >> were you surprised when you heard his comments? in the past he's asked and said much less. >> i was quite surprised but i was also happy to hear it. that means we can actually hopefully resolve bob's case. >> you consider these comments a step forward? >> yes, i do. i do. i hope the iranian government and president ahmadinejad will continue to work to return bob to his family. >> that's a really interesting story. when we talked to him about that, there's indication that he is there, this acknowledgment there's been some discussion of a swap and we'll see if there's some movement on this case. a family is missing their father and grandfather for more than five years. >> one aspect of the story we didn't report which is after yards iranians said no, no, he's in
. and the white house didn't do it. >> senior correspondent john miller, former fbi director joins us now. what do you make of this? >> i think what kirk has stumbled into here is a bit of a well-worn path. we knew some of that. what he has added is the granularity of the actual memos and some of the actual words that were there in front of the white house and the national security team. but, you know, richard clark, who is the national security advisor for terrorism, in his book, he said all the lights were blinking red and we were pushing this in front of condi rice every day and it was hard to get any priority on this. in george tenet's book, he details the briefings that were given. so some of this we knew -- >> but it's something that we didn't know? >> there's some in terms of the level of detail we didn't know. >> a failure of imagination. a failure to connect the dots, as we've known from the 9/11 commission report. i was with secretary panetta yesterday and asking him now that it is 11 years after 9/11, is al qaeda still our biggest threat? with bin laden dead, cut off the head of the sna
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